Features and opinions from the previous issue

Public Service Magazine is the FDA's award-winning glossy magazine, containing news and features written specifically for senior managers and professionals in the public service.

The magazine is published quarterly and sent to all FDA members and subscribers, including journalists and members of both the Houses of Commons and Lords.

In the Spring 2017 issue of PSM:

  • Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier talks to PSM editor Kay Hender about holding government to account for delivering public services
  • We investigate plans for a new civil service performance management system to replace the discredited practice of 'forced distribution'
  • FDA General Secretary Dave Penman talks Brexit and shares his plans for the long-term future of the union in an interview with Matt Ross
  • Tommy Newell speaks to previous winners of the Wendy Jones Equality Award and calls for nominations for the 2017 awards
    Gavin Freeguard of the Institute for Government says the government needs to make better use of data to meet the challenge of Brexit.
  • In her final FDA column, outgoing FDA organiser Becky Billington looks back on the union's successful recrutiment campaign in 2016, and sheds light on its plans for 2017
  • Plus all the latest news, reviews, and features, including the Revolving Door moves update, the PSM crossword and details on the FDA's plans for head office.

You can read and download the Spring 2017 issue here.